Serious incident in Cumbria - Statement No. 3 - 24 February 2007
24 February 2007, 04:35Statement Issue No: 3
Serious incident in CumbriaIt is with deep regret that Virgin Trains can confirm that there has been one fatality in an accident that took place shortly after 20:00 on Friday 23 February 2007 near Lambrigg, north of Oxenholme in Cumbria.The train involved was the 17:15 from London Euston to Glasgow Central, operated by Virgin Trains.
The first thoughts of everyone at Virgin Trains are with the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives or been injured in this terrible accident. We will do whatever we can to offer assistance in the days ahead.
The emergency services have issued the following number for friends or relatives concerned about anybody travelling on the train: 0800 056 0146 (00 44 20 7158 0198 from overseas).
Trains travelling towards Edinburgh and Glasgow will terminate at Lancaster while those travelling from Glasgow/Edinburgh will terminate at Lockerbie. Replacement coaches will link the two stations.